Shannon Aleksic

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Shannon Aleksic
Curler
Born (1976-09-28) September 28, 1976 (age 37)
Wawota, Saskatchewan
Team
Curling club Calgary CC, Calgary
Skip Cheryl Bernard
Third Susan O'Connor
Second Lori Olson-Johns
Lead Shannon Aleksic
Career
Hearts appearances 4 (1999, 2007, 2010, 2011)
Top CCA ranking 9th (2006–07)
Grand Slam victories 0

Shannon Aleksic (born September 28, 1976) is a Canadian curler. She plays lead stones for Cheryl Bernard out of the Calgary Curling Club.[1][2]

Curling career[edit]

Juniors[edit]

Aleksic participated in the Saskatchewan junior provincials as a skip from 1994 until 1998, and then lost her age eligibility, never making it to a Canadian Junior Curling Championships during her eligibility years.[2]

1999–2006[edit]

In 1999, Aleksic participated in the Saskatchewan Scott Tournament of Hearts, playing lead for Cindy Street. The team finished second place in round robin, with a 5–2 record. They defeated Anita Ford in the semi-final, before going onto defeat Sandra Schmirler and claiming the Saskatchewan title.[3] At the 1999 Scott Tournament of Hearts, the team finished round robin with a 7–4 record and a third place finish. They competed against the defending champion's Team Canada and Cathy Borst in the 3–4 game, where they lost the game by a score of 4 to 12.[4]

From 2001–2003, Aleksic participated in the Saskatchewan Scott Tournament of Hearts failing to return to the National championship. In 2004, she moved to Ontario, where she participated in the Ontario Scott Tournament of Hearts in 2004 and 2005, but failed to qualify for the nationals. Aleksic moved to Alberta for the 2005/06 curling season, where she participated in the 2006 Alberta Scott Tournament of Hearts, where she again failed to reach another national championship.[2]

2007–2012[edit]

After one year living in Alberta, Aleksic moved to British Columbia, where she joined up with Olympic Bronze medalist Kelley Law throwing second stones. The team participated in the 2007 British Columbia Scotties Tournament of Hearts, where the team finished round robin with a 6–1 record. They received a bye to the final, where they defeated Patti Knezevic 10–4 and won the championship.[5] At the 2007 Scotties Tournament of Hearts the team finished with a 5–6 round robin record, failing to reach the playoffs.[6]

Aleksic returned to the 2008 British Columbia Scotties Tournament of Hearts, playing third stones for Jody Maskiewich. The team finished round robin with a 6–1 record. They received a bye to the final, where they lost 5–6 to Allison MacInnes.[7]

Aleksic and the team returned to the 2009 British Columbia Scotties Tournament of Hearts, where they made the playoffs, having finished second with a 5–2 round robin record. They faced Marla Mallett in the semi-final, losing 5–9.[8]

In 2010, Aleksic and Maskiewich joined with Kelley Law, and participated in the 2010 British Columbia Scotties Tournament of Hearts. The team finished round robin in second place with an 8–1 record. They competed against Kelly Scott in the 1–2 playoff game, where they defeating Scott 9–3 and receiving a bye to the final. They competed against Scott again in the final, but lost the game 4–8.[9] Aleksic was chosen by Scott to be the team's fifth player. At the 2010 Scotties Tournament of Hearts the team finished in third place, with a 7–4 record, before going on to lose the 3–4 game to Ontario's Krista McCarville.[10]

The following year, the team returned to the 2011 British Columbia Scotties Tournament of Hearts, where they again finished round robin with an 8-1 record. For a second year in a row the team competed against Scott in the 1–2 game, and like the previous year, defeated the team 9–2, before again losing to them in the final 3–5. Aleksic became the fifth player for Scott at the 2011 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, where the team finished round robin with a 7–4 record, taking them into a tiebreaker game. They faced Nova Scotia's Heather Smith-Dacey, but lost the tiebreaker and a shot at the playoffs.[11]

The team returned to the 2012 British Columbia Scotties Tournament of Hearts, finishing in a four team tie, for fourth place, with a 5–4 record. The team won two tiebreakers and moved onto the playoffs. They defeated Roz Craig in the 3–4 game and for a third consecutive year, faced Kelly Scott in the playoffs. In the semi-final against Scott, the team lost the game 7–9 and ended their chances of reaching the national championships.[12]

2012 to present[edit]

Following the 2011–12 curling season, Aleksic returned to Alberta, where she joined up with Olympic Silver Medalist, Cheryl Bernard. Aleksic replaced Jennifer Sadleir to play lead.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Shannon Aleksic (née Wilson) was born in Wawota, Saskatchewan. As of 2012, she resides in Calgary, Alberta, where she works as an office manager.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Curling Tour". World Curling Tour. 1976-09-28. Retrieved 2012-06-18. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Profiles". Team Bernard. 1976-09-28. Retrieved 2012-06-18. 
  3. ^ "Women's Provincial 1999". Saskcurl.com. Retrieved 2012-06-18. 
  4. ^ "1999_Scott_Tournament_of_Hearts.". cdn.curling.ca. Retrieved 2012-06-18. 
  5. ^ Posted: Sunday, January 28th, 2007 (2007-01-28). "2006-2007 British Columbia » Provincials". Playdowns.com. Retrieved 2012-06-18. 
  6. ^ "2007_Scotties_Tournament_of_Hearts". cdn.curling.ca. Retrieved 2012-06-18. 
  7. ^ Posted: Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008 (2008-01-23). "2007-2008 British Columbia » Provincials". Playdowns.com. Retrieved 2012-06-18. 
  8. ^ Posted: Sunday, January 25th, 2009 (2009-01-25). "2008-2009 British Columbia » Provincials". Playdowns.com. Retrieved 2012-06-18. 
  9. ^ "Draw Schedule » 2009-2010 British Columbia » Scotties Provincials". Playdowns.com. Retrieved 2012-06-18. 
  10. ^ "2010-Scotties-Tournament-of-Hearts". cdn.curling.ca. Retrieved 2012-06-18. 
  11. ^ "2011_Scotties_Tournament_of_Hearts". cdn.curling.ca. Retrieved 2012-06-18. 
  12. ^ "2011-2012 British Columbia » Scotties BC Women's Curling Championship Presented by Best Western". Playdowns.com. Retrieved 2012-06-18. 
  13. ^ Simard, Valerie (2012-04-13). "Cheryl Bernard Page: Change of plan". Cheryl-bernard.blogspot.ca. Retrieved 2012-06-18.